Walter Bruce Rainsford

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Bruce

Last name: Rainsford

Personal information:

W. B. Rainsford served in Egypt and France and helped in the formation of the Imperial Scouts Organisation. Embarked from Sydney on S.S. Kyarra 25 Nov. 1914. His diaries were compiled whilst sergeant with the Australian Army Medical Corps and the 14th Field Ambulance. Private on enlistment, Staff Sergeant on NR

Box 8 Item 17 – Hugh Venables Vernon miscellaneous papers, 1916-1919.
Handmade protection with steely look and stylish upper lip!

At first glance it is apparent that this garment would have been quite difficult to actually put on, due to the tight fit. Undoubtedly handcrafted by a loved one, it has been photographed in action by the  wearer, as intended. I particularly like the attention to detail on the moustache – possibly one of the few things that a man in his position had complete control over.

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